Eastern Tiger Swallow Tail

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© Betty Maxey
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Photo Info
UploadedJune 11, 2009
TakenJune 9, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/400 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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Boy was it hard to get this guy....he was busy!

36 responses

  • Ted Gorczyca

    Ted Gorczyca gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    nice capture

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    Very nice capture! I know how difficult it is to capture a butterfly...even on camera.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful!! I can't wait for them to start nibbling on my butterfly bush.

  • June Rhodes

    June Rhodes   gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    great capture, did you see mine?

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Terrific capture..patience is rewarded!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Fantastic capture!! Beautiful colors!! I just got a shot of one the other day.

  • Joel Mcafee

    Joel Mcafee (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2009):

    Very pretty shot !

  • May Vokaty

    May Vokaty gave props (13 Jun 2009):

    Great Capture! I love it!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful Capture !!! Well Done

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (17 Jun 2009):

    Awesome Shot!!!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    Wow.... great shot of him Betty...... I've never seen one around here!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful capture of a very difficult subject! The blue at the tail end is much more in evidence than on the western variety .. very pretty!

  • Lynne Macgregor

    Lynne Macgregor (Deleted) gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    a beaut!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    It's ALWAYS hard to catch these beauties, but you persevered expertly.

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    These are nearly impossible to capture! Fantastic work!

  • Jill Pendley

    Jill Pendley gave props (14 Jul 2009):

    love the colors in the wings...very pretty.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Oh I love the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail's...We used to get them but the last few years we've had a shortage of butterflies....I don't know how I missed seeing this earlier...Beautiful capture!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (6 Oct 2010):

    Glorious indeed!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (9 Nov 2010):

    Beautiful capture.... Let me share what I have learned about photographing butterflies... Try to shot them early in the morning, when it is cooler. They move much slower. When it is warm they are so sporadic. View my photo essay on butterflies...

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Voted! love these guys. Very nice capture!


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  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Nice! GMV

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    awesome shot Betty

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote....

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (3 Apr 2012):


  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (6 Apr 2012):

    BTV. :-)

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    More than beautiful!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Apr 2012):

    This is fabulous!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (22 Apr 2012):

    Beautiful shot!! VOTED!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (4 May 2012):

    Gorgeous. Voted.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 May 2012):

    My vote!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (29 May 2012):

    Beautiful colours,voted!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (29 Jan 2013):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 May 2015):

    What a beautiful butterfly, glad that you stayed with it to capture this great photo!!!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (16 May 2015):

    Great shot! Voted!

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